Burning Love.

One year ago today a horrible tragedy was suffered at the house of my friend, and animal rescuer Shannon Debra co-founder of Recycled Doggies.  When Shannon’s house caught on fire the damage and loss was devastating as she lost 3 of her personal dogs, one of her cats  and 10 foster dogs. The house was […]

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February 28th, 2012 by dogl2324

Pulling my head out from under the bed.

It’s funny how you can get motivation or learn life lessons from the oddest places, people, words, pictures, songs, it never ceases to amaze me what can affect you or guide you from moment to moment. I feel like I am in a bit of a funk the last few weeks, wind is calm in […]

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February 26th, 2012 by dogl2324


I have thought for many months now what to say in this post, just how much to loosen the cloak of secrecy when it comes to talking about this day last year. My life had fallen apart and I was simply going through the motions day in and day out. Trying to find a way […]

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February 23rd, 2012 by dogl2324

The girl with the weight of the world in her hands.

It was supposed to be a quick stop at the grocery, just a few things I needed to make some healthy  dishes to get me through the week. The list had  a lot in the way of fruits and vegetables including  “cuties” cause when it comes to peeling an orange I have the mentality of […]

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February 19th, 2012 by dogl2324

Holy Temptation Batman!

Yesterday I went up to our kitchen area at work to heat up my lunch and as I walked through the threshold of the doorway the sight in front of me took my breath away…..       I actually whimpered out loud…and of course there was not a blessed soul around …. GULP! Should […]

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February 17th, 2012 by dogl2324


I have learned not to expect anything when it comes to Tristan. If he stayed exactly as he is now I could not love him more and I am so proud of how brave he is everyday. It is hard to explain just how hard things are for him, those that have been around him […]

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February 16th, 2012 by dogl2324

Blame is a killer.

I can blame it on my job, on the stress, or on the day, blame it on the past, on those who have walked away, if i try I can almost find enough blame to drown the pain.  It’s so easy to talk yourself myself into not taking responsibility for my actions, my choices and […]

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February 14th, 2012 by dogl2324

February 14th, 2012

Litany You are the bread and the knife, The crystal goblet and the wine… -Jacques Crickillon You are the bread and the knife, the crystal goblet and the wine. You are the dew on the morning grass and the burning wheel of the sun. You are the white apron of the baker, and the marsh […]

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February 14th, 2012 by dogl2324

Not helpful.

People have the power to make your heart soar like a rocket ship headed straight into great expectations, but they can also be the sole thing that crushes you like a disguarded peanut shell on a dirty bar room floor. Someone I had never met contacted me for help yesterday regarding a woman and her […]

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February 10th, 2012 by dogl2324

The big sale…40% off

I weighed in this morning and I am down another two pounds! This brings my grand total to 40 pounds so far, I have lost my age in weight. I am 40% to my goal, almost half way there! Things that help me gain perspective as to  just what that means… losing 40 pounds is […]

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February 9th, 2012 by dogl2324

Tucking it in.

It’s not a big deal, most people wouldn’t really spend all that much time thinking about it, debating it, agonizing over it. I wore a pair of grey cords to work today, ones that I have never been able to fit into even though I bought them years ago. They fit great now, loose but […]

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February 8th, 2012 by dogl2324

The box…

I came home today to the excitement of having a big Crate and Barrel box waiting for me. I ordered a new coffee pot, and it had arrived. I love coffee, and my coffee maker was shot, and pathetic according to a good friend who is a master of all things coffee. I carried the […]

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February 6th, 2012 by dogl2324

Big girls, they don’t cry….

Mom and I headed an hour north to Dayton Ohio to see “Jersey Boys” which is a musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, my mom loves it and I am always about doing things with her that will be memories for us both. We were also going to stop at one of our […]

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February 4th, 2012 by dogl2324

“O” no, not again…

I have not blogged much this week and I apologize it has nothing to do with falling off the food wagon or making bad choices, but more to do with a little bad luck! I sit looking at this screen trying to figure out the order of events that have occurred since Sunday, it’s a […]

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February 3rd, 2012 by dogl2324